Category: Journal Entries

The SLJ is pleased to publish a diversified set of journal entries to satisfy the interest of readers. These publications may include detailed articles on subjects related to the law or news items worthy of comment. The inaugural entry that the SLJ chose to share with readers is a profile on Professor Jacques El-Hakim, one of Syria’s most renowned lawyers, which is intended to be a fitting introduction to this website. The SLJ also welcomes contributions from its followers, which will be given special consideration. If you are considering contributing an article for publication in our Journal Entries, please feel free to get in touch with our Editorial Team at editor@syria.law and we will promptly respond to you with our feedback. In order for us to keep you notified of new updates in this section, please click here.

Legal Briefing – May 2021

Presidential Elections The Supreme Constitutional Court confirmed that three of the 51 registered candidates satisfied the legal conditions for standing in the presidential elections, including the incumbent Bashar Al-Assad, Abdullah Abdullah and Mahmoud Marei,...

Legal Briefing – April 2021

Presidential Elections The Speaker of the People’s Assembly formally announced that the 2021 presidential elections will be held on May 26th while expatriate voting is scheduled for May 20th. Nominations had to be submitted...

Legal Briefing – February 2021

Microfinance The People’s Assembly approved the new Microfinance Bill, which was subsequently ratified by President Bashar Al-Assad as Law 8/2021. It replaces previous legislation regulating microfinance institutions provided for in Legislative Decree 15/2007. Microfinance...

Legal Briefing – December 2020

Energy The Central Financial Supervisory Agency (CFSA) reportedly detected fraudulent activity concerning a contract between the Syrian Gas Company and a private oil services company to undertake works on gas fields north of Damascus...

Legal Briefing – November 2020

Government The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs announced the passing of veteran diplomat and Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem (1941-2020). He had served earlier as Syrian Ambassador to the...